Crochet Tree Stripe Hot Pad with Dot Border

How about adding a few dots around the edge for this cute update of our Winter Tree Stripe Hotpad? It also has a Candy Cane companion. 

Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC): Yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through and continue pulling through first loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through final two loops on hook. 

Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through. Yarn over and pull through final two loops on the hook. 

Dot: *Yarn over and insert hook into first chain, yarn over and pull a loop back through. Repeat from * 3 more times. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Materials

1 ball Lily Sugar N Cream in Sage Green (2.5 oz size) (Click name of yarn for more specs)

1 ball Lily Sugar N Cream in White (2.5 oz size)

Size H 5mm hook

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

gauge: 4 inches = 14 hhdc and 12 row   

size: approximately 8 x 8.5 inches

Pattern

Print the graph linked below. The graph is read as odd rows right to left, the even rows are left to right. (All color changes happen on odd rows.)

Chain 28 with White

Row 1: Work 1 HHDC in the third chain from the hook. Work 1 HHDC in each chain across the row. Chain 2 and turn. (26 HHDC)

Row 2: Work 1 HHDC into the first stitch, (the turning chain does not count as a stitch.) 1 HHDC in each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

Row 3: 1 HHDC in the first 3 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 20 stitches, (crochet over the white tail, laying it across the row as you work the  green stitches) change to white, (leave the green tail behind, do not cut or crochet over it.)  1 HHDC in each of the remaining 3 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 4 and all Even Rows Going Forward: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 5: 1 HHDC in each of the first 4 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 18 stitches, change to White, 1 HHDC in each of the remaining 4 sts, chain 2 and turn. 

Row 7: HHDC in each of the first 5 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 16 sts. Change to Whtie, HHDC in each of the remaining 5 sts. Ch 2 and turn.  

Row 9: HHDC in each of the first 6 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 14 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 6 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 11: HHDC in each of the first 7 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 12 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 7 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 13: HHDC in each of the first 8 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 10 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 8 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 15: HHDC in each of the first 9 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 8 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 9 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 17: HHDC in each of the first 10 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 6 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 10 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 19: HHDC in each of the first 11 sts in White, change to Sage Green. 1 HHDC in each of the next 4 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 11 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 21: HHDC in each of the first 12 sts in White, change to Sage Green. 1 HHDC in each of the next 2 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 12 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Rows 22-23: With White work 2 rows of all HHDC. Always Ch 2 and turn. Don’t cut White, continue to border.

Border: 

Chain 1 and turn.  Work 1 SC in the first stitch. *Skip the next st, work 2 SC into the next st. Repeat from * across the top, work 3 SC into the corner. Rotate the hot pad and work the side by working 2 SC around the chain 2 turning chains only. Work 3 SC into the corner. Rotate the hot pad and work across the bottom of  starting chain by working 2 SC into the first space, skipping the next and working 2 sc into the next. 

Work 3 SC into the corner, rotate the hot pad one last time to work the final side in the same manner as the first. Only work 2 SC around the chain 2 turning chains. Work 2 SC into the final corner and join with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round. Tie off and weave in all the ends.   

Back of Hot Pad: 

Chain 28 with Sage Green. 

Row 1: Begin in the 3rd chain from the hook with 1 HHDC. HHDC in each chain across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

Row 2 – 23: Work HHDC in each stitch, chain 2 and turn. 

Border: 

Work in the same manner as above, except don’t tie off, you’ll use Sage Green to SC the two squares together. 

Attaching the squares together: 

With the Winter Tree right side facing you, place the green square behind. Take your hook out of the green loop, insert it through the white corner, then grab the loop and pull through. Yarn over and pull through slip stitching the two together. 

Now work SC under each color of stitches, joining them together. Work 3 SC in each corner. In the final corner, work 3 SC and join with a slip stitch to the first SC. Do not turn. 

Dot Border: 

**Chain 2.

In the first chain, *yarn over and insert your hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat from * 3 more times. Yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook.  Slip stitch into the stitch just below the chain 2 to secure the puff. Slip stitch into each of the next 4 sts. 

Repeat from ** around. Join with a slip stitch to the first st, tie off and weave in all ends. 

click here or on the image below for printable graph

 Here’s a video tutorial if you need help with changing yarn colors or the dot border: 

Crochet Tree Stripe Hot Pad with Dot Border

Crochet Tree Stripe Hot Pad with Dot Border

Materials

  • 1 ball Lily Sugar N Cream in Sage Green, 2.5 oz size
  • 1 ball Lily Sugar N Cream in White, 2.5 oz size
  • Size H 5mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • gauge: 4 inches = 14 hhdc and 12 row   
  • size: approximately 8 x 8.5 inches

Instructions

Print the graph. The graph is read as odd rows right to left, the even rows are left to right. (All color changes happen on odd rows.)

Chain 28 with White

Row 1: Work 1 HHDC in the third chain from the hook. Work 1 HHDC in each chain across the row. Chain 2 and turn. (26 HHDC)

Row 2: Work 1 HHDC into the first stitch, (the turning chain does not count as a stitch.) 1 HHDC in each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

Row 3: 1 HHDC in the first 3 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 20 stitches, (crochet over the white tail, laying it across the row as you work the  green stitches) change to white, (leave the green tail behind, do not cut or crochet over it.)  1 HHDC in each of the remaining 3 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 4 and all Even Rows Going Forward: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 5: 1 HHDC in each of the first 4 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 18 stitches, change to White, 1 HHDC in each of the remaining 4 sts, chain 2 and turn. 

Row 7: HHDC in each of the first 5 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 16 sts. Change to Whtie, HHDC in each of the remaining 5 sts. Ch 2 and turn.  

Row 9: HHDC in each of the first 6 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 14 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 6 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 11: HHDC in each of the first 7 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 12 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 7 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 13: HHDC in each of the first 8 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 10 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 8 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 15: HHDC in each of the first 9 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 8 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 9 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 17: HHDC in each of the first 10 sts in White, change to Sage Green, 1 HHDC in each of the next 6 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 10 sts. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 19: HHDC in each of the first 11 sts in White, change to Sage Green. 1 HHDC in each of the next 4 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 11 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Row 21: HHDC in each of the first 12 sts in White, change to Sage Green. 1 HHDC in each of the next 2 sts. Change to White, HHDC in each of the remaining 12 sts. Ch 2 and turn. 

Rows 22-23: With White work 2 rows of all HHDC. Always Ch 2 and turn. Don't cut White, continue to border.

Border: 

Chain 1 and turn.  Work 1 SC in the first stitch. *Skip the next st, work 2 SC into the next st. Repeat from * across the top, work 3 SC into the corner. Rotate the hot pad and work the side by working 2 SC around the chain 2 turning chains only. Work 3 SC into the corner. Rotate the hot pad and work across the bottom of  starting chain by working 2 SC into the first space, skipping the next and working 2 sc into the next. 

Work 3 SC into the corner, rotate the hot pad one last time to work the final side in the same manner as the first. Only work 2 SC around the chain 2 turning chains. Work 2 SC into the final corner and join with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round. Tie off and weave in all the ends.   

Back of Hot Pad: 

Chain 28 with Sage Green. 

Row 1: Begin in the 3rd chain from the hook with 1 HHDC. HHDC in each chain across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

Row 2 - 23: Work HHDC in each stitch, chain 2 and turn. 

Border: 

Work in the same manner as above, except don't tie off, you'll use Sage Green to SC the two squares together. 

Attaching the squares together: 

With the Winter Tree right side facing you, place the green square behind. Take your hook out of the green loop, insert it through the white corner, then grab the loop and pull through. Yarn over and pull through slip stitching the two together. 

Now work SC under each color of stitches, joining them together. Work 3 SC in each corner. In the final corner, work 3 SC and join with a slip stitch to the first SC. Do not turn. 

Dot Border: 

**Chain 2.

In the first chain, *yarn over and insert your hook, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat from * 3 more times. Yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook.  Slip stitch into the stitch just below the chain 2 to secure the puff. Slip stitch into each of the next 4 sts. 

Repeat from ** around. Join with a slip stitch to the first st, tie off and weave in all ends.